Victoria has loved to draw since she was a little girl and her subject matter always reflected her love of horses and animals. Drawing constantly as a child and excelling in her school art classes, it was a natural progression to pursue a formal art education.
After A levels, Victoria completed a Foundation Art course followed by an HND in Graphic Design. Victoria then worked in Design for several years before changing direction and focusing on a more traditional art career offering commissions, firstly to friends then to a wider audience.
Victoria is an Associate Member of the Society of Equestrian Artists and a member of the UK Coloured Pencil Society with whom she exhibits annually.
Victoria's artwork has won several awards; her painting 'Patiently Waiting' was awarded Highly Commended and Peoples Choice in 2015, and 'Serenity' achieved Best Wild Animal and 3rd Reserve in Show at the UKCPS Open Exhibition in 2016. Her 'Forest Foal' drawing has also been accepted into the 2017 UKCPS Open exhibition and the little donkey "Clementine" has been included in the UKCPS regional exhibition at the Pencil Museum in Cumbria.
" What inspires me to draw a particular image? The short answer is 'horses and animals' but why one image wins out over another is harder to define. However, I can say that I am drawn to the strong shapes and form of my animal subjects, the play of light and shadow creating depth and structure, power and grace. The tonal values of a subject are particularly captivating, and can really bring the subject to life on the page.
Emotional connection between the subjects is also important, whether that be a single animal and the viewer or capturing the interaction between the animals within the composition."